Paraná confirms 11 more cases of Monkey

Paraná confirms 11 more cases of Monkey


Sesa/Paraná

The Secretary of State for Health confirmed this Thursday, 28, 11 more cases of Monkeypox (known as monkeypox) in Curitiba. Now, Paraná has 21 positive tests of the disease, all registered in the Capital. There are 20 men and one woman between the ages of 22 and 40.

There are another 26 cases under investigation in the municipalities of Carlópolis (1), Cascavel (1), Colombo (1), Curitiba (19), Jaguapitã (1), Loanda (1), Maringá (1) and Nova Esperança (1). )

Paraná has already removed 24 cases in the cities of Campina Grande do Sul (1), Cascavel (1), Curitiba (9), Londrina (1), Foz do Iguaçu (1), Maringá (3), Pinhais (1), Ponta Grossa (1), São José dos Pinhais (1), Toledo (2), Cambé (1), Guapirama (1) and a resident of São Paulo (1).

Samples from all patients were collected and sent to the Central State Laboratory (Lacen/PR), responsible for communication with the Ministry of Health to be sent to the reference laboratory for cases of this disease, in São Paulo.

Measles is a viral disease and transmission between humans occurs mainly through contact with skin lesions of infected people. The infection causes a rash that usually appears on the face and then spreads to other parts of the body. Main symptoms, including skin lesions, include fever, headache, muscle pain, back pain, lymphadenopathy, chills and fatigue.

Sesa maintains constant monitoring of confirmed and suspected cases across the state to control the disease. The guideline for the municipality is that in the face of a suspected case, the patient is isolated and all their contacts are monitored daily.

If any contact shows symptoms, it should be isolated and treated as a suspected case, to reduce the risk of further incidents. Those confirmed also undergo the same monitoring every day, closed only after the complete disappearance of the lesions.

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